The undereye area can be a common concern for patients, who come to us seeking a restoration of volume here to address indications like dark circles, eye bags, and hollowness. Where traditionally a doctor may have used eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, we now have the option of recommending tear trough filler to combat these concerns. The tear trough is where cheek skin meets delicate lower eyelid skin, often creating a junction called a ‘lid-cheek groove’ that can be very distinct and cause a worsening of dark circles.
Tear Trough Groove
This groove can be hereditary, appearing throughout someone’s life, or happen as a result of natural ageing, when fat pads in the face start to slip. Skin also becomes thinner over time, as it loses vital proteins that give it strength, called collagen and elastin, which contributes to this appearance.
Lifestyle factors that can worsen this include smoking, heavy drinking, an unhealthy diet, and overexposure to UV rays, which all damage skin integrity in some way, reducing strength and elasticity.
Tear Trough Filler London : Treatment
There are two main options for treating the tear trough; blepharoplasty, a surgical technique that involves removing skin, or tear trough treatment, a non-surgical option which uses injectable dermal fillers to plump up the tissue for up to 24 months. At PHI, our focus is on providing non-surgical alternatives that avoid the downtime and risk traditionally associated with surgical treatments.
All of our doctors attend regular training days and have considerable experience in performing the procedures we offer, to ensure that we can provide safe and effective treatments for every patient.
Tear Trough Filler London : Consultation
Please be aware that not all undereye concerns can be treated effectively using tear trough filler, and that sometimes we may recommend a different course of treatment. Your clinician will discuss this with you in an initial patient consultation, in which they will assess your indication and create a tailored plan with you that takes into account your availability, budget, and expectations for treatment.
To find out more about tear trough filler, you can visit our tear trough treatment page or contact us on 0207 034 5999.